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Mar 30, 2013 12:40pm EDT
will share how the center is helping to change the way women are diagnosed, treated, and educated. before i return to my seat, i want to thank president clinton and his foundation for creating this form, providing leadership, and highlighting important .ssues the pledges made during this conference will undoubtedly impact many lives for years to come. thank you so much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome chelsea clinton and panelists. [applause] .> thank you and to all ofbra our panelists and questioners this morning and for providing the perfect sequeway to this panel talking about increasing access to health the lifestyles and its corollary, how to decrease access to a healthy lifestyles. -- to unhealthy lifestyles. before we start, i will ask each of the panelists to talk about the womange and ask to my left to kick us off. she is the director of the barbara streisand when man's heart center. i hope you will elaborate on her announcement. >> absolutely. i have a cold. i do not typically sound like kathleen turner. i do direct the barbara streisand women's art center. and
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 4:10pm EDT
of ideas that changed the world. it was not long before others joined to launch two groups he had not even heard of until he began researching his book, which aided in the revolution to come -- the amount peleus society and the philadelphia society -- the mount pelier society and the philadelphia society. even as liberal establishment figures of the day were scoffing at the very idea of an american conservative movement, believers in liberty and capitalism more organizing, reading, and learning, and some of them were beginning to think that just maybe the ideas of those they so admired might be molded into a political movement. within the republican party, a revolt began to smoulder after the 1952 nomination fight that pitted the conservative robert taft of ohio against the man credited with winning the second world war, dwight david eisenhower. eisenhower won that political battle as well, of course, but it energized men and women who would figure in the development of a new political movement, chief among them a housewife from illinois, who is here with us this weekend named phyllis schl
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 12:20am EDT
and balances. , as much asbates their contentious and difficult theyconstantly changing, must be translated and applied to our armed forces. that it is sometimes true the political decisions, the social policy decisions, the legal or constitutional decisions that emerge in the civilian arena is transferred in exactly the same manner to our military, there are times when it is not. there are times when the particular necessities of national security or the particular intensity of the organization and values and mission of the military requires some adjustment in rules that we would adopt in the civilian sphere, but cannot adopt locke stock and barrel in exactly the same way in the context of our military. we're deeply grateful to our armed forces and those who served as the centuries, not just for all but a done to preserve our national security, but for the extraordinary commitment over history, despite many ups and downs, the powerful commitment to our fundamental values, to our commitment to the rule of law, to our conceptions of due process, and to the constitution of the united states i
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 9:25pm EDT
and the roles of the courts. as much as they are contentious and changing in the general rinas of american life, they must in turn be translated and interpreted and applied to our armed forces. while it is sometimes true the political decision, the social policy decision, the legal and constitutional decision that emerges in a civilian arena, is transferred in exactly the same manner to our military. there are times when it is not. there are times when the particular necessities of national security or the particular intensity of the organization and values and mission of the military require some adjustment. but cannot be adopted in exactly the same way in the context of our military. we are deeply grateful to the armed forces of the united states. not just for all they have done to preserve our national security, but for the extraordinary commitment over history, despite many ups and downs, the commitment to our fundamental values, to our commitment to the rule of law, to our conceptions of due process, and to the constitution of the united states itself. we are fortunate to have with us, as
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
. >> is this a high or a low? transition.ably a >> can you say what has changed since 2007? unions andtime the not support the worker program. >> let's be honest about what happened on could 2007. we have been supporting immigration reform since 2000. in 2007 they had a bill that hurt american workers, relegated the number of newcomers to poverty, and did a bunch of other things. it did not give them a fair pathway to citizenship. groups,re a number of all the other groups that oppose the building because it was a bad bill. >> you were not on the same page as a lot of the advocate. >> we disagree with some but there were a lot that agreed with us because it was a bad bill. it was the bush attempt to try to get something done but not really solve the problem. it was not a robot way to citizenship. >> the change is not something , greater latino membership or the fact that you have been in change? >> we are any time a change. our arms tong up workers under out there. we're no longer going to allow employers to decide who are members are. we're going to open up our arms to people who want to
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 4:05pm EDT
healthy changes and to try to reform systems that affect people's health. we need your help to make this a success. it will take everyone in the room and then some to really turn the tide, but we can do it. you will hear today from people in all sorts of interesting ways have used their ingenuity and resources, large and small, to be part of the solution, so thanks for being with us today, and i look forward to having a great day. thank you very much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome don berwick. [applause] >> thank you all. it is an honor and pleasure to be with you, and i am grateful to the clinton foundation for their leadership here. in 1971, i was a medical student. jeff was 8 years old. he was my patient. he did not make it to nine. he had acute leukemia. he was the first child that i ever sat with as he died, and i think of him very often. .oday, he would live of full, gleaming majesty medical technology would come to his side. chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant. he would someday see his grandchildren. it would be a miracle. when i was a young d
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2013 10:00am EDT
tempore: without objection, the house stands adjourned until >> this change would have the implications not only for federal benefit programs like social security but also for income taxes. it would also affect the poverty threshold and guidelines published by the bureau of labor statistics, which in turn are used to determine eligibility for many low-income benefit programs. the congressional budget office recently estimated that moving to a change it cpi for vermin- wide would reduce the federal deficit by. .340 billion about 2/3 comes from reduced federal benefits. there are options other than the chained cpi for determining cost-of-living adjustments, and one of those is moving to a consumer price index for older americans. today we will have five speakers to discuss a broad range of issues related to the cost of living adjustment. each speaker will give a presentation and then we will open up for audience questions. bios are in your packets so i will not spend a lot of time on introductions, because we have a lot to cover. the packets also includes the presentations and the stat sh
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 1:45pm EDT
, but you also have to get people to change. the commitment we are making this week is to take this program to 750,000 people, prove its worth, and launch it from there. >> as part in ge, you have done some extraordinary work showing that communities can change. what is ge bringing to the table? tell me about the project. >> our chairman and ceo in 2009 decided that we had to take health care into our own hands. we could not wait for anybody to tell us what to do or to have anybody structure legislation or anything else to make things happen, so we embark with a $6 billion commitment through healthy imaginations to provide better health for more people. one of the activities around that, which essentially our chairman said, was go and show that this can not only happen internally at ge but also can happen externally in communities. go pick communities we can collaborate with in private public partnership to make things happen in health care. since then, we had 10 self insured employers joined up with this initiative. we've had 19 hospitals in different health-care service organizations. we
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 4:40pm EDT
umbrellas brought to asia. but what has been the norm for generations is now starting to change. perhaps the catalyst of this change is the perception, either rightly or wrongly, that the balance of power in asia is undergoing a once in a lifetime transformation. what we are seeing is that asia's collective attention is gradually shifting away from economic prosperity to, instead, security concerns. where nations used to focus on trade and commerce, now they discuss nationalism, military budgets and even provocative behavior. look no further than the territorial dispute in the east china sea. for these reasons, we must shift away from the old approach, which unnecessarily divided the region and separated economic engagement from our political engagement. the old way of doing business is not only cumbersome, but it is becoming less relevant. tomust somehow find a way reinvigorate our engagement of asia, not for fear that we may be left out, but rather we must engage so that we can once again move the focus squarely back to economic prosperity. this notable shift and focus in trade to nati
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 6:00pm EDT
a transition. >> can you talk about what's changed since 2007 internally in the afl-cio and the labor movement? that was a time that the unions did not support a guest worker program and a lot of republicans -- >> let's be honest what happened in 2007. we've been supporting immigration reform since 2000. in 2007, they had a bad bill, a bill that hurt american workers and wage rates, relegated a number of workers and newcomers to poverty and did a bunch of other things and didn't give them a fair pathway to citizenship. it was a bad bill. there were a number of groups, immigration rights groups, religious groups, all the other groups that opposed that bill because it was a bad bill. >> most of them supported that bill and were -- >> i'm sorry? >> you guys were not on the same page as a lot of the advocates at the time. >> disagreed with some. but there were a lot that agreed with us because it was a bad bill. it was the bush's attempt, the bush administration's attempt to try to get something done. but not really solve the problem. it wasn't a real pathway to citizenship. >> the change is not s
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2013 10:30pm EST
of both the expanding economy and schedule changes in rules. a comparison average of about 18% over the past 40 years. at the same time, if current laws remain in place, federal spending will fall relative to the size of the economy and then rise again. the decline can be traced to be discretionary funding. and to a drop off that sense to go up when the economy is weak. -- that tend to go up when the economy is weak.but later in the decade, spending turns up again . part of this is the return of interest rates to more normal levels and our projection that would push up interest payments to nearly their highest share of gdp in did years. another of the decade a significant expansion of federal health-care programs and rising health-care costs per person will push up spending on the largest federal programs, social security, medicare, medicaid. by 2020.-- by 2023, it reaches 23% a g.d.p. what does this mean for federal debt that we expect that will reach 76% of gdp this year, at the highest since 1950. we protect it will be higher than the 39% average. it will be rising again as part
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 5:20pm EDT
they will talk about in the next few months. we talk about changing the cpi or the way payments are made or the eligibility age or changing medicare as a voucher system. these are things they will talk about and it goes beyond the budget and it is part of the budget. without these changes, they don't think they can have federal help. host: in "the baltimore sun" - guest: that's a big complaint we heard during the budget process produced -- the republican said in the first year of the democratic budget would do with very little to fix the problems. there was a proposal to switch to biennial budgeting. having a long-term plan that means something that they can change the next year takes broad consensus and structural changes. theykes the grand bargain are talking about. the: our last call is from york, on our line for democrats. theer: i work for department of defense, and the quality assurance rep. i inspected many things that are buried vital parts for nuclear engines on submarines and ships. they want to cut government. why don't they get involved with the structures within the agency a
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2013 10:00am EDT
in the conference were initially skeptical about this, but because of some changes, they decided not to change the age at which the medicare changes would begin hitting. republicans have been promising for years that if you are 55 or older, you will not have to worry about any of these medicare changes. they were thinking of changing that at 56. there was an outcry and they abandoned that plan. now the moderates do seem to be on board. host: the washington times reporting this morning when it comes to the affordable care act, senator ted cruz, texas republican, said he will offer an amendment to delay funding for the affordable care act until the economy improves. this is an amendment to a continuing resolution to keep the government funding that the senate will work on this week. it is winning support from other republicans like senator marco rubio of florida. jonathan strong, senate democrats will also unveil a budget tomorrow. guest: the senate budget is more notable in the sense that it has been since 2009 that senate democrats passed a budget. so this is going to be a more significant pol
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 11:40am EST
. people do not change what they do based on what they know. the change what they do, based on how they feel. when we appreciate that insight we think of the effort -- within differently about delivering certain messages. the message has to be delivered with carey energy, it does not matter how people hear the at -- with care and energy, it does not matter how people hear the message. we have to make it easy for people to do the right thing. we have to grease the road to success. about 20% extra brani energy is required to think to come up with a new idea. we do not want to spend that energy wistfully. it is not because people are dumb or foolish, it is our natural human desire not to have to reinvent the wheel every day. that is why i think we can make things easier. let me show you a slide on numbers of mortality. this is a pretty good estimate of premature mortality causes. some of them are genetic, some environmental. look at the purple part of this graph, bad as medical access. that is the reality that not having access to health care is like having a ship coal and oil into do
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
replace resources that are thought to be on the downswing. the whole question of climate change, the environmental affects and fracking, they are all swarming around this leveraging consensus or close to it where instead we have more stuff lying around than we thought. >> if it is close, with the environment lists be happy about fracking, but not having all of it created equal? >> some would be happier than others in the community. someone a more vigorous role from the federal government. they want the interior government to regulate across the country. it probably goes a little bit further. i see the chairman trying to find middle ground on that. middle ground is elusive at the moment. oversight hearings are what the energy committee is doing right now. i definitely think that there is a big factor from the environmental community that wants to get back to renewable energy in general. that is why i think natural gas is important for renewable energy and sustained renewable energy. shining when the sun as the shining, when the wind is not blowing. i think that natural gas plays
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2013 6:00pm EDT
saying only spending cuts, no more revenues. that has to change. there has to be balanced. the republican leadership has made a mistake by cementing themselves and saying we will not touch revenue. there have to be revenues in order to address this problem. >> how do you the republicans to crack on that when they're not showing any willingness to do that? all democrats want that. how do you get republicans to buy into it? >> i was a thing over clips from the county i represent. about 8000 employees will get notices that they will be reduced 20% in income. 30,000 meals for seniors are going to be eliminated. and people understand what the consequences are of their absolutely determined position do not have one dime of revenue. that is not workable. the imbalance we have had, up $1.5 trillion in cuts or $2.50 trillion and 6.5 billion dollars in revenue. you have to have some kind of balance. it is going to have to change. the president is looking for some kind of pool of common sense. i hope it is out there. >> i want to ask about the president coming up to capitol hill next week. paul ryan
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the united states will not engage in talks for talks' sake. it will require a change in north korea's parties, demanding that pyongyang will meet its obligations on denuclearization. this leads to a few important other principals. first, the nightsticks will not accept north korea as a nuclear quest the united states will not accept the tree as a nuclear state. we will not compensate them for returning to dialogue. we will not tolerate north korea for bullying its majors -- measures. -- neighbors treat the tysons cannot approve without improvement in injured-korean relations. in the meantime, at the u.s. diplomacy on north korea on a wide range of issues continues. close coordination with our treaty allies, japan, remain absolutely central to our approach. we have expanded our engagement might develop a new dialogue key global actors who have joined the rising chorus of voices, calling on the dprk to comply with obligations. china does remain central to altering or korea's calculus and close u.s.-china confrontations will remain a key focus of the medics -- of diplomatic efforts. while the cl
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
doing about that? >> we are following up on the recommendations to take action. there are system changes we can make like statistical models, front aend. we could work on fasa. if there is a pattern that looks like suspicious behavior, you can require more personal identification to go on in the application process. some of these require statutory changes. if you're going to change the eligibility requirements, that requires congress to act. >> are you making those recommendations to congress? >> we will work with congress and pursue what we think is the right reproaapproach. >> could you provide to this committee the recommendations you have made for statutory changes and the recommendations you are making for rule changes? >> yes, there will be processed where we're starting with hearings. >> can you provide what is your doing? -- what is your doing to change the statute? >> yes, part of the regulatory process -- we have to honor the process which says we cannot have a prescribed -- proscribes prescription before we start the roll-making process. when the agenda gets upset, we will sh
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2013 1:00am EST
, and this is our opportunity to do it. mr. chairman, you have worked with me on your bill making many changes at my request. they have made the bill better and reduced the negative side effects of previous versions. i trust you think so as well because you have included the changes in the new bill. the new bill in your substitute amendment also included a revised bill by senators gillibrand and kirk on the subject of gun trafficking. those revisions also reflect changes that i asked senator gillibrand to make, and i think it would be worthwhile to outline all the changes that have been made to the bill since they were first introduced. i think they demonstrate good faith of the chairman and senator gillibrand. for instance, senator gillibrand's bill originally would have made it a federal crime to transfer two or more guns if that person knew that the result would be a violation of state or local law. that would have given states and localities a one-way incentive to address new gun control measures and force the cost of prosecution and incarceration on the federal government. it also would have cr
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of which have changed over to republican. so it gives a little evidence foffer that long-term party change as well. here in the republican controlled chambers, you see a stark difference. republicans become more successful. particularly republican men are the most successful about legislating about women's issues. particularly republican men have the least to say about women's issues. they introduce the fewest bills and they pass the fewest bills. the south dakota democratic women did not even introduce anything, so they had nothing to pass. so while this is better, i saw all these partisan differences and they did not really match with a lot of research prior to that. so i am working on now trying to understand both of these party changes at the same time, especially this long-term change in how democratic and republican women see women's issues. but i wanted to point something out. i think i mentioned what has been termed the party gap. i see a big difference between democratic women increasing and increasing their election to office and republican women, as someone put it, flatlining. i
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
and conservative politics in particular.it is amazing. i didn't realize it at the time when my dad changed what he was interested in, you know, a few months later, i would change. i was going to go to west point where my dad went. you know, i could not see you with a west point education, it has opened up a lot.it is much more of a liberal arts education now. then it was engineering and military tactics. i had no interest in that at all and i did not want a military career. >> when did you first read "witness"? >> so many years ago. i cannot remember when, probably when i was in college and after that cold friday, and i read "witness", i think three times now.my family has not to read it. with communism having waned, it will be harder for them to do it. >> so what is the big deal? >> he was a great writer, a beautiful writer, but he was a soviet spy, who ultimately rejected communism, embraced christianity, and felt the struggle in the world was not just between the soviet union and the united states, it was between communism and christianity. but of course he famously said he thought he was joini
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 7:00pm EDT
understand the change that andrew jackson brought to the white house? the first westerner. we have virginia presidents from the old south before that. he grew up in the frontier. the change is enormous. socially, the change is enormous. he is not of the old planter class of the south that previous presidents had been from. not like a newly linder either. he brings different values and the french ambitions to the white house. was a widowgh he the president, the ghost of his wife, over the white house during his years there. why is that? >> she was the woman of his life. he loved her. when she died just a few months before he was inaugurated, he was a rest. he spent all of his time thinking about her and her memory and having her portraits in his bedroom so he could think of her. it really changed the way the first administration wins. >> we need to go into the campaign of 1822 understand the presidency. 1828 was the year of what? how did it change? >> it was the first time we did not have a majority of electors. the whole election was given over to the house of representatives. we had these
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
if any of my information has changed. i hit no. any health conditions, issues i have. allergic to aspirin. and my insurance information. nothing changed there. a medical attendant will always be present with the unit, and they will go ahead and take my co-pay. the system went out and the software and found all the available plummets. it found there is an appointment for noon -- appointments. it found that there is an appointment for noon. i'm going to check in. the last part is a medical attendant will verify that i am who i say i am, with my license and id. it will go ahead and pull that andand show my license then we will go ahead and walk into the station there. a medical attendant will be here at all times to initiate the vital process. we will do that here. the vital process is height, weight, blood pressure, temperature. i'm going to go ahead and enter my height. i am 5'8". my weight, i will step on the scale here. go ahead and move around. go ahead and step on the scale. it is going to count my weight here. going to take my temperature, the last part of the vital process. this is a
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
condolences. we do take knife crime very seriously. that is why we have changed the loss of that any adult who commits a crime with a knife can be expected to be sent to prison. for a serious offense, they should expect a very long sentence. i will happily look at what he suggests. and i know the justice secretary is currently reviewing the powers available to the courts to deal with knife possession and he will bring forth her puzzles in due course. view onght of his alcohol pricing, is there anything he could organize in avebury? -- inter]-- in a blu-ray a brewery? >> i would like to organize a party to celebrate the shadow chancellor should say for a very long time on the front bench. tell usviously couldn't about his policy on alcohol. that hethe reality is has just been overruled by the home secretary on this one. now let's turn to another thing that the prime minister said we can't trust. in his speech last thursday he said, "the independent office of budget responsibility are absolutely clear that the deficit reduction plan is not responsible for low growth." this is not what they say a
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
doing what they suggested, to stay -- say the states have the full power to uphold or to change or do anything was same- sex marriages? and what the strongest view of the challengers is in prop. 8 our calls distinguishes unconstitutional. is a standing argument. >> it would be in a weird way. it would probably mean that there be marriage equality restored in california. >> why? quiet the judgments stays in effect. the that is clear at all. it is more than that. >> what you think the governor will do? be weddingere would bells. >> this would be nothing to do that. the merits in the case, there is a narrower grounds which were basically judged by reinhard. california created a separate institution of domestic partnership. be that the would state that has done that has essentially disclaims any meaningful state interest in "m" wordg to hold the for same-sex couples. there is no real meaningful distinction. >> the question of whether the other 35 states have to. the other one would be taking california and in ticket back. >> what did he say? together.n -- woven them together. they're alwa
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
of that is going to change when gay couples are allowed to do the same. the fact is that throughout the nation's history, gay couples and gay individuals have been paying their taxes, and by paying our taxes, we help support all the legal benefits and protections of marriage. according to the government accountability office, there are over 01100 legal benefits and protections that are given to married couples. we have been subsidizing those throughout the nation's history. yet we are unable to take advantage of those same incentives to marry. that cannot be constitutional. host: let me ask you this. should the court be jumping in at this point? one of the arguments being made by the lawyers for proposition 8, today's oral argument, is that there is a social movement happening. polls are showing more people in favor. let that take place. let states decide what they want to do. is there a role for the supreme court? caller: of course there is. this cannot be accomplished in a piecemeal, state-by-state basis. most of the legal benefits of marriage come from the federal government. but me give yo
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2013 4:15am EST
cuts are those that are long lived and have permanent changes to people's income. if you are under your mortgage, you cannot go refinance at the bank. you are paying an interest rate well above what the market rates are. this has been noted by chairman ben bernanke. if people could simply refinance at the market rate, as they are now, it would be literally, for the average homeowner, thousands of dollars a lower payment per year that would go straight into their pockets. it would be the equivalent of a 30-year tax cut for them of thousand dollars a year. that is substantial. it is not just pure stimulus. the incidents in the short run of spending the money for people who are massively liquidity restraint and hurting, trying to figure out how to pay their bills each month, that tends to be higher than for the banks currently sitting on reserves and for the mortgage owners. that could have a positive impact. >> you said a lot that was very interesting. you talk about the sequestration possibly cutting 1% of the growth rate. it was suggested it would be a certain amount, 2% and above. talk
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
. the substitute also incorporates a number of changes, the result of suggestions from senator grassley and his staff. we have been working on this since january. tried to be responsive to the ranking member's concerns and suggestions, and have reached across the aisle to other senators. as an a.t.f. whistleblower, senator grassley has been the lead senator in whistleblower legislation, was an a.t.f. whistleblower, who testified last congress that the existing laws are toothless and they can't help law enforcement, and that's why law enforcement consistently has called for firearms trafficking statute that can be effective and go after straw purchasers. we need now is to create better law enforcement tools. and i think this will -- the senators can join together on this will close a very dangerous loophole in the law that mexican drug cartels and gangs and other criminals have exploited for too long. stop illegal trafficking. the firearms act is important. this week the "usa today" ran a front page story about a study that estimates gun violence costs americans $12 billion, $12 billion a year.
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2013 1:00am EDT
change as well. at the same time, there are 130,000 married same-sex couples in the united states today who doma says requires the federal government to treat those 130,000 married same-sex couples as unmarried in each of those federal context. that is what caused what happened to edie to happen, that she was treated as on married -- unmarried although she spent 40 years with the woman who became her spouse. they spent time together, good times and bad, in sickness and health, just like any married couple, and for the federal government to pretend there marriage does not exist is unfair, un-american, and unconstitutional. >> hi. i am donna lieberman, the executive director of the american civil liberties union. i am proud to stand here today as part of team edie windsor. my state, the state of new york, respects the right of all couples, straight or gay, to marry. so long as doma is on the books, these marriages are not truly equal. the federal government treats new york's lesbian and gay families as though they do not exist. it is time to put any end to doma and the 2-tiered system of
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 10:00am EST
enforcement more effective tools. the substitute also incorporates a number of changes, the result of suggestions from senator grassley and his staff. we have been working on this since january. tried to be responsive to the ranking member's concerns and suggestions, and have reached across the aisle to other senators. as a a.t.f. whistleblower, senator grassley has been the lead senator in whistleblower legislation, was a a.t.f. whistleblower, who testified last congress that the existing laws are toothless and they can help law enforcement -- can't help law enforcement, and that's why law enforcement consistently has called for firearms trafficking statute that can be effective and go after straw purchasers. we need now is to create better law enforcement tools. and i think this will -- the senators can join together on this will close a very dangerous loophole in the law that mexican drug cartels and gangs and other criminals have exploited for too long. stop illegal trafficking the firme arms act is important. this week -- the firearms act is important. this week the "usa today
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
will harm average americans, drive up unemployment, change america permanently in negative ways and on the other hand will be supported by businessmen who will never vote for a republican anyway? as far as i can tell you that republican talk radio and tv shows will vote for it. there's many consequences to amnesty but if amnesty goes through then america will become california and no republican will ever win another election. [applause] richard nixon and ronald reagan will never elect another republican. want see why democrats amnesty why on earth is marco rubio and these bushes pushing for it. they are panicked and demoralized after the last election. stop panicking republicans. liberal writing the obituary of the republican party right now remind me of new homeowners at the height of the housing bubble. people announce their complete triumph moments before their crushing defeat. our job -- our job is to ensure democrats have that crushing defeat. thank you and ill take some questions. [applause] >> go ahead. >> do you believe that chris christie should have been invited to cpa
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 8:35pm EST
. -- niece. ice he said, change does not happen fast. one person's actions inspiring another. she simply did what was natural. she was tired so she sat down. that simple act sparked outrage. that outrage spread, and one person's actions inspired change. we will try to remember to encourage change when served justice. today, we will remember with admiration the simple act of a brave woman. we will remember, we will honor, rosa parks. lovely words from a fellow alabama and -- alabaman, all- american icon, willie mays. her bravery, serving justice, and inspiring change, may this statue long be a tribute to her strength and spirit, the legacy and leadership areas may god bless the memory of rosa. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the republican leader of the united dates senate, the honorable mitch mcconnell. [applause] >> mr. president, you honor us with your presence. thanks for being here. [applause] speaker boehner, leader reid, leader policy, members of the parks family, distinguished guests and friends, we gather here today to remember a woman whose legacy has already outlived her time
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Mar 24, 2013 11:25am EDT
continuous way to changes in the outlook. as we make progress toward our objective, we may adjust the rate of flow purchases accordingly. we will not do that every meeting. but when we see the situation has changed in a meaningful way, we will adjust the range of purposes to keep the level of accommodation consistent with the outlook and to help provide the markets with a sense of how much progress is being made so they can make better judgments. >> [indiscernible] >> as i just described what i mean by substantial improvement, it is a broad based improvement and a range of indicators, as well as improvement in output of labor demand. we see partial and modest improvement. we see a time in which labor markets are doing stronger, then we might improve accommodation at that point. if the labor market were to weaken or the outlook would get worse, we can bring accommodation back to the previous level. >> i have to come back to the issue of adjusting the flow rate. are we near that time right now? how can the market calibrate the number two changes? let's say we had 236,000 jobs per month and t
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Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
biography of rachael jackson. understand the amount of change that kantor jackson brought to washington. >> -- andrew jackson brought to washington. >> he is the first westerner. we have va. presidents before that. jackson is somebody completely different. he grew up in the frontier. the change is enormous. socially, the change is enormous. --n though he is a planter, he was not like a new england int -- new englanders island -- either. he brought very different values and very different ambitions. >> even though he was awaited -- would president. >> she was the one of his life. a few months, at before he went to be inaugurated, and he was bereft. he spent all of his time thinking about her and her memory and having her pictures, portraits in the bedroom. it really changed. >> we need to delve into the campaign of 1828 to understand the presidency. -- how did itr of change? >> it was the first time we did not have the majority of electors. the election was given over to the house of representatives. he'll have these multiple competing factions in the house of representatives. you have c
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Mar 26, 2013 1:00am EDT
of politics. let's talk in a broad sense about the changing country and the changing political parties. >> one of the major things that we forget, because we're so comfortable with the united states being a two-party system and that being what democracy is or at least is here, we forget that during the early republic, there wasn't a two- party system, that the founding fathers hated parties and thought they would be terrible for democracy. there was this generation, particularly martin van buren who said we need to have an ordered, structured system, of making political things happen and that's the parties. we have to have a philosophy. we have to show up together and vote on the same thing and we have to hang together, or these sections of the country or these differences in the democracy will spin out of control, and actually they did. >> how did washington, d.c. change over these 12 years? >> it grew like crazy. at the beginning, of course, it was basically just kind of a big -- with trees and dirt and then there would be a house and a building there. then it became actually a city and it b
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Mar 23, 2013 4:40pm EDT
that got done, things that dealt with climate change and other environmental issues. >> now let's move on to the reason we brought you here in the first place to talk about the house and senate approved legislation to keep the government funded through september avoiding a shutdown but keeping in place the sequester. explain to us how the government funding will work thund bill. guest: they are able to continue funding government past the march 37 deadline. it was a very fine line they had to walk. republicans weren't going to sign off on something that redid the cr but there are a number of republicans who were trying to get piece of the sequester reinstated. so as a result they put together a package, a compromise mostly came together in the senate, both side working together that restores some of the funding but fleeves place a lot of the other cuts. air traffic control towers still going to see problems. other places fur lowses will still happen. meat inspec tors spared the action a little bit. we are all making a bill big deal about the budget this week because in regular order th
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Mar 24, 2013 10:30am EDT
that is full of turmoil and changing underneath your feet. so that is what i think about when israel faces these challenges. that sense of an israel that is surrounded be many in this region who still reject it and many in the world who refuse to accept it. that's why the security of the jewish people in israel is so important. it cannot be taken for granted. but make no mistake, those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above because israel is not going anywhere. and today i want to tell you particularly the young people so that there's no mistake here, so long as there is a ]nited states of america, speaking a foreign language] you are not alone. kind of ion is, what future israel will look forward to? israel is not going anywhere. but especially for the young people in this audience, the question is what does its future hold? and that brings me to the ubject of peace. i know israel has taken risks for peace. reat leaders men ack ham rabreen.ts ack made credible proposals to the palestinians at annap
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Mar 24, 2013 7:15pm EDT
-- in that case to can change the sunt. -- subject. chuck is a good friend, but he should have probably stuck to one question each. and let me just say, that set-up where they have a president and a foreign leader. in this case our president was the guest, but those kinds of news conferences don't produce very much because there are usually only two questions per side. so you don't get a wide-range of exchange. >> and you also have translations. >> and you also have translations, which close everything down. >> a person inside the white house briefing room. she has written a book titled the messaging of the president, the white house commune cages operation. these she's also a professor at towson university. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. good to see you both. >> let's talk about how all of this evolved. as bill plante pointed out, the first conference was an inauspicious owe indication. >> it certainly did. the following week, woodrow wilson had people come into the news room where he talk bd what this relationship was going to be with reporters, how he needed them. he wanted the
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Mar 24, 2013 10:20pm EDT
off the case, change the subject and not answer the question asked. no criticism, he's a good friend, but he should have probably stuck to one question each. and let me just say that that setup where they have the president and a foreign leader, in this case our president was the guest, but those kinds of news conferences don't produce very much because they're usual -- there are usually only two questions per side, so you don't get a wide-ranging exchange when that happens. >> and you often have translations. > which slows things down. >> and a frequent person inside the white house believe -- briefing room, martha has written a book, "the messaging the president, inside the hite house briefing room," glad to have you with us. >> thank you. >> let's talk about how all this evolved. the first conference was a certainly inauspicious occasion but it's certainly evolved over the last 100 years. >> it did. and the following week woodrow wilson had reporters then come into the east room where he talked to them about what his relationship was going to be with reporters, how he needed them.
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Mar 16, 2013 3:35pm EDT
't get to change what is in there. if you believe in catholicism or the bible, we don't get to say i don't like that page. >> i hope he is hearing that because he's little off. >> this particular pope was opposed to giving to politicians who supported abortion. that is a comment he made years ago. >> which makes obama's administration's decision to send over biden is more controversial. it will be interesting to see what happens when he goes up to communion. receive >> so much influence that has on the culture and so to see that pick that was made -- by the ay, the cardinals we think the pick came from higher. let's talk about the president obama's white house tours then i want to get the bloomberg clip and get your reaction on that. >> i'm asking is there a way to accommodate schools, who traveled here with bank sales. >> using emotion. >> they can still come to tour. >> i think it is incumbent on government to tell people and let people make their own decisions. our job is to educate people and the ban on bigger cup sizes was a way to remind you if you wanted 32 ounces you can take tw
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Mar 23, 2013 2:30pm EDT
. this would suggest that last -- thehe government impact of climate change on the federal government. it was explained among other things that climate change could threaten coastal areas with rising sea levels, agricultural activity, increased the intensity of severe weather events. it was recommended to take a strategic look at that and start to prepare accordingly. i think this is a small recommendation. it is essentially put on our to do list. the cost associated with responding to and recovering from a hurricane such as sandy, both human and financial costs are so severe that we simply cannot afford to face this devastation over and over and over again. recoveryint up in this have seen states take promising steps towards addressing the issues that we have identified, in particular i am pleased to see that new york and new jersey have begun to make plans to mitigate against future disasters. we all know too well that prevention is worth a pound of cure. my grandmother would be pleased to hear me repeat those words today. a few years ago the national institute of science reported t
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Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
you are helping to attack climate change. he made it clear this is going to be a priority for him. coming out of the gate we're going to look at three big air combraps first, natural gas because that ripples everywhere in the economy. this is part, for example of keeping prices down in order to make sure we have a manufacturing renaissance in our country. there's substantial questions, we have to deal with fractioning and methane gas emissions. this is going to be an important trade issue. i and others are looking for where we can have some exports but not so much we would hurt consumers and business. then we're going to deal with nuclear wastes. i'm very encouraged about the discussions we've had the bipartisan discussions that we've had in the senate. this is an issue that seems to be a longer running battle than the trojan war. we're also going to look at the question of subsidies and in particularly at a time when funds are so scarce. we've been looking at troubling questions involving coal royalties. right now when you treakts coal from land you're supposed to pay a royalty.
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Mar 12, 2013 5:00pm EDT
relationship is first established and annually in paper form, even if no policy changes have occurred. my bill would require institutions to provides these notices only if they have changed the policy or practice related to the privacy of the consumer. this may seem like a simple little change, but its impact on financial institutions is significant. requiring these institutions to send annual notices even when no changes have made are redundant, unnecessary and costly. mr. speaker, this bill will permit financial institutions to redirect these resources towards lending, staffing and lowering the cost of financial services. for consumers, these mailings typically serve to clog up mailboxes and confuse even the best of us. in fact, a recent voter survey indicated that fewer than one quarter of the consumers read the privacy notifications they receive and over 3/4 would be more likely to read them if they were only sent when the institution changed its policies. this bill will make the mailings more significant stop consumers because they would only come after a change in policy. let me reiterat
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Mar 16, 2013 5:10pm EDT
his immigration act of 1965 to change america temperature graphically without checking with the american people. it is impossible to immigrate here from europe. 80% of our immigrates come from the third world, 60% of them go on welfare, the higher percentage of native-born americans. we have a more dependent society. we have people who want welfare and we cannot get the votes of the dependent society without changing our policies. they are awful people, those democrats. every time -- [applause] every time a woman has a child out of wedlock, they think oh, great another temperaturic voter. every time a family gets divorced another democratic voter. every time someone goes on welfare, they think fantastic another democratic voter. we offer jobs and opportunities, and i hope we offer a change to our suicidal immigration policies. [applause] >> do you agree that here at cpac that there was not a conservative to beat it was a boston liberal to beat with mr. romney. i want to ask you, if you can clarify why it is important mr. bush not be our nominee and mr. chissty not be ou
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Mar 3, 2013 10:00am EST
the climate change issues. the leader has made it clear this is going to be a priority. coming out of the gate i think we are going to look at three big areas. first is natural gas because this ripples everywhere in the economy. this is keeping prices down in order to make sure we have a manufacturing renaissance in our country. there are substantial environmental questions. be a point have to deal with franking -- we are going to have to deal with fracking. we are looking for a sweet spot where we can have some export but not so much that it would hurt consumers and business. we are clinton deal with nuclear waste and encourage the discussions we have had in the senate. this is an issue that seems to be a longer running battle than the trojan war. we are clinton be looking at the whole question of subsidies, particularly in the time when funds are so scarce. there are some pretty troubling questions involving coal royalties. you are supposed to pay a royalty when extracting coal from federal lands. some of the companies that want to ship to asia -- there is a lower price than you would have i
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Mar 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
the bush administration, that the constitutional law will change, that is controversial. the theory in 1965 that you could be fired from every employee job if were found not a be gay, everybody had constitutional right to marry a same-sex partner. now they do not. they've pushed it through in a few states. that cannot be directly to think about it. if we think about the factors that are very important, it is neither an mutability or political powerlessness. it is the other two factors. is this a group that has a history of being oppressed and prejudiced? yes. is the characteristic we're talking about something that affects your ability to contribute to society. nope. once those questions are answered, the other two the courts as are sometimes important and sometimes are not important. political powerlessness to not have much to do with the decision in 1975 to make heightened scrutiny applied to gender discrimination. that whole scenario tells you. >> those laws being challenged were written before women either have the right to vote or exercised it in any considerable fashion. the books. >>
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Mar 31, 2013 6:00am EDT
african- americans sentiment about the political and economic changes that could result from hispanic americans being the largest minority. this demographic that could lead to hispanics potentially exercising greater political influence within the country on key issues of importance to african-americans, namely competition for jobs and minority business opportunities. and perhaps even hispanics becoming the dominant ethnic voice on cultural and social issues. four, i also wanted to find out how african-americans felt about their political leaders and organizations are represented their interests and assess the attitudes about key social and cultural issues of the moment. for example, immigration reform, marriage equality, the gun and assault weapons ban, and the 2016 presidential election. five, i did not know of any organizations that a recently conducted a poll with this combination of economic and social questions so as an entrepreneur i decided to do it. i want to create discussion in the black community and the broader community to bring to the forefront of public debate, he issu
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Mar 22, 2013 10:30pm EDT
. the question is, is the congress envisioned by our founders still able to meet the changing needs of our country? the key word is able to meet the changing needs of our country. i think we get a strong vote no. but we ask for those watching at home to vote and see if congress is able to immediate those -- meet those needs. we're being live streamed on the policy center website. or you can tweet us husing the hashtag engage u.s.a. later in the program i will read your twitter comments. first i want to get back to our panel. i want to go to senator daschle. senator snow laid out a range of useful reforms but she said something that struck me and i'm paraphrasing. she said it hasn't always been like this. in the past there has been a way for leaders and members of both parties to get along despite of their differences. you and i were joking backstage that when you said majority leader, congress functioned perfectly, like a well-running clock. no one ever disagreed on anything and it was all comedy. i might be exaggerating slightly. but in all seriousness that the challenges of the governmen
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